Federer Knocked Out On Day 10
The Swiss maestro was beaten 7–6(7–1), 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 in a major surprise following on from his Wimbledon success and return to the top world ranking spot.
“It couldn’t be better. There’s no better moment so far than this one,” Berdych told reporters afterwards.
Meanwhile, Federer was left to lament the defeat, stating: “I really expected myself to play better tonight. Especially at night, I have had such a great record. I felt good. It’s such an amazing summer I had.
“I really thought I was going to come out and play a solid match. I didn’t do that tonight. Obviously there is a bit of a letdown now.”
In the women’s, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams both progressed into the semifinals with wins over Marion Bartoli and Ana Ivanovic respectively, while French Open finalist Sara Errani got past compatriot Roberta Vinci.
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